23 Jan 20176 Comments
Social Media is the Final Frontier
Enterprise log: I am leaving what I consider social reality… What we call a ‘face to face communication’… Behind me is a cluster of the bodily performances, the mimics, the sighs, the smiles, the rolling eyes, angry looks, nodding ect. … The question is what is out there beyond the blinking black cursor? Until now, my mission was to understand and to communicate through my personal Facebook page or Twitter account in investigating the realm of social media. Now, I have a new task… Learning about how I start a blog to extend my teaching experience as a GEDI.
I believe learning about new technologies of communication is not only a need but a must. While this new realm has been shaped by our actions, it also shapes the way we think and act. Stepping into this realm, I am challenging myself in becoming a subject of a new practice, which has already started establishing its unique cultural codes. I feel that exploring this realm will also be beneficial in observing the way in which individuals are being organized in forming a new society and in understanding the way in which our social reality has been restructured through our social media experiences.
Therefore, I say “I am on board for our next mission!”
January 24, 2017 @ 10:46 pm
Great blog. I really liked this sentence “While this new realm has been shaped by our actions, it also shapes the way we think and act.” This has been proven especially in the TED talk by Michael Wesch. It’s amazing how technology has a significant impact on peoples lives, but only the ones that use it wisely will benefit from it the most.
January 25, 2017 @ 10:35 pm
Thank you so much for your comment. I am not sure how we can be wise when it is a fairly new realm of communication. Our relationship with science and technology has always been questionable I guess in terms of its use and benefits. Therefore, I am not sure how we can define wisdom and benefit in the beginning of this relationship; however, it seems that it will here to stay and we soon need to think on the knowledge and the discourse production and wisdom as users of social media. I hope to reflect more on this interaction.
Stay tuned for more! 🙂
January 24, 2017 @ 10:58 pm
Love how you wrote this post– you should do a Star Trek theme for them all! Your the entire post is extremely well written, especially in your first paragraph: “Behind me is a cluster of the bodily performances, the mimics, the sighs, the smiles, the rolling eyes, angry looks, nodding ect. … The question is what is out there beyond the blinking black cursor?” Just beautiful.
January 25, 2017 @ 10:27 pm
Thank you so much for your comment and encouragement.Actually I was a little bit concerned about the comments (that is why I keep it very short) although I wanted to continue with this theme. After your comment I definitely will.
Stay tuned for more! 🙂
January 25, 2017 @ 9:25 pm
I’ve heard it said that we receive 30% of all information communicated through text rather than face-to-face interactions. Do you think the virtual world will compensate for this communicative shortfall?
January 25, 2017 @ 10:20 pm
I believe what we refer as text may vary. Thus, I think one of the most popular text for is the pictures with captions or animated picture with ‘.gif’ extensions. In that sense it is not only words, but representations may be offering something, which face to face communication cannot offer, a new way of thinking and linking. In addition, we may be thinking on the quality of the information we receive rather than its quantity. On our path to becoming cyborgs, I believe individuals have already started finding innovative ways of expressing themselves in the realm of social media. Let’s where it will take us to 🙂